GNOME 2.16 released!!

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  1. JGuru

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    GNOME Project has released the latest stable version 2.16. GNOME 2.16 is the
    latest version of the popular GNOME desktop for Linux, UNIX & other platforms.
    The GNOME Desktop is released every six months with many new features, bug
    -fixes, improvements, translations etc.,

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    This version includes some stunning eye-candy effects like Windows that wobble,
    vanish, fade, shrink, or explode!!

    Features:

    * A longer life for your laptop
    * Note taking made simple
    * Enhanced menu editing
    * Finer control of disk space
    * New screen reader
    * Totem with improved Media browsing
    * Spell-checker for Epiphany web browser
    * Switch between the open windows of certain applications using the shortcut Alt + F6
    * Move applications between different workspaces by dragging their taskbar icon
    onto the wanted workpace.
    * Spot password-protected files easily (with a new emblem)
    * Burn DVDs directly with Nautilus Cd burner , no need to make an image anymore.


    Read the GNOME release notes here
     
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    that's a great news for all GNOME fans including me!~
     
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    djmykey Let the music play.....

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    JGuru I heard on OSNews a day ago that there were some stability issues, and gnome was crashing and all. Dunno if that all probs are sorted and all.
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    This is by default or with XGL/AIGLX? It should take up more RAM. Can it be turned off?
     
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    @Tech_your_future, some effects can be achieved without XGL/AIGLX like fading,
    vanish. Others like explode, wobble need XGL (enabled). Yeah it can be turned off
    if you want to minimize the usage of CPU & memory.
    @Djmykey, I think GNOME 2.16 is stable enough. Anyway, even if it has some bugs,
    it would be fixed when the Linux distros ship their products using GNOME 2.16.
     
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    arunks Hey here is the aks

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    how can i install it or where to download..
    plz provide procedure to install it or update etc
     
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    djmykey Let the music play.....

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    @Jguru:- Can we install it on ubuntu 6.06 or we have to wait for Edgy Eft. Anyways it'll be a big package so I am not really into dl it, but still wanted to know.
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Of course it is possible to install it but really it will be a big headache to do it. I'd rather wait for it to come into the repositories, using testing repositories, you are likely to get it soon, I don't think you will have to wait till Edgy Eft.
     
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    @Desmataks & @djmykey , you can install the new GNOME 2.16 .But that would be
    a big headache really. You guys can wait for another 2 or 3 months , by then almost
    all distros will be shipping with GNOME 2.16. In case you want to install GNOME 2.16,

    Here is the procedure:

    1) First download the Sources
    Get Platform sources click here
    Get Desktop SourcesClick here
    Get Bindings Sources Click here
    Get Admin Sources Click here

    Now you have to build the Source using Scripts.

    Building from Source:

    Use the build scripts like GARNOME or jhbuild

    Get GARNOME build utility from here

    Get jhbuild build script from here
     
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    djmykey Let the music play.....

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    Oh wow rather wait one more month and get Ubuntu 6.10 rather than break our heads :)
     
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    thilina From Sri Lanka

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    Agree wid you man
     
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